Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Managing the symptoms and pain of CRPS/RSD with an overall plan and taking one day at a time.

As other sufferers know, symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome can vary throughout the day. As well as an overall plan to erode back the symptoms, I need to have strategies in place to help with the day to day problems. Some of the things that help me are

  • mirrors (August archives photos)
  • essential oils (still experimenting but amazed so far)
  • breathing out twice as long as in (August)
  • resperate machine could be used to control breathing(November)
  • distraction (September archives)
  • magnesium for muscle spasm (September)
  • fish/fish oil for inflamation (September)
  • beetroot for liver protection and antidepressant (September)
  • isometric exercises to reduce pain (September)
  • epson salts warm bath (September)
  • chili cream (capsaicin)
  • heat pack (September)
  • graduated repetition of movements (September)
  • pacing
  • move it or lose it
  • deflated ball gives a great massage (see photo September)
  • butterball bath bomb (September)
  • water relaxes, calms,slows and improves breathing, helps sleep (September)
  • Caring Doctors (September)
  • Letting go of worries and avoiding stress (October)
  • Actively seeking happiness (October)
  • I will take vitamin C if I must have surgery as a precaution. (November)
  • eat nutrient rich antioxidant foods (November)
  • use Prantal powder for hyperhydrosis (November)
  • make a list what works for me as a quick reference. (November)
  • don't despare when I have flare up. Refer to the list. (November)
  • Understanding that while it hurts it's not necessarilly harmful!!!
I am a sufferer not a professional. These things work for me about which I am very thankful. If you think something may help you check first with your treating practitioners.

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